Dinner at Cass Cafe


With Alex, John, and Steve at the Cass Cafe in Detroit

odd-colored walls? check.  overcast evening light?  check.  CCFL artificial light? check.  horrid white balance?  check.   i tried.

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may day


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jer bachelor party


we threw a bachelor party for jer.  much to his sadness, we didn’t kill any strippers.

there was fun at the gun range..

his favorite korean place..

some kart 2 kart action..

and some microbrewery to wind up the night…

all in all, a hilarious and fun day.

rest of the pictures can be found over here.  high-res versions available upon request.

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MPCon 24!



Our staff is busy planning the next MPCon and subsequent events.  We’re putting processes and documentation in place to make this event better and smoother than ever before.

  • July 24-26 2009
  • EMU Student Center
  • 320 people
  • some tournaments yet to be announced
  • you should go

I’m excited. 🙂

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gamers for giving 2!


this is the second one i’ve been a part of and help run.  here is a bit about the event:

Each year, our foundation hosts one of the largest video game conventions in the state of Michigan, Gamers for Giving. Gamers for Giving acts as our primary annual fundraising event. It’s a 3-day-straight gaming event where gamers have the chance to come together for charity. Last year, our event helped to promote Autism research, education, and awareness by generating needed funds for a local chapter of the Autism Society of America. This year, Gamers for Giving will focus on raising funds to catapult our own 2009 community initiatives.

mpcon is dead.  long live mpcon!

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old faces.  old memories.  melancholy faces.  we’ll all miss the golden child, jeremy rowlands.

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chuck’s bachelor party


we started out with sushi @ musashi in southfield.  after, we headed over to the comedy castle for some laughs.  jer and pat stopped for a burger king crown we made chuck wear for the rest of the night.  at some point, the comedian asked the crowd if anyone was ADD.  chuck answered, ‘yes.’
“do you have any problems studying?”
“no. i just graduated from u of m and am the commencement speaker!”
“well then.  what’s your GPA?”
“what?  the guy with the 4.0 wasn’t available?  larry couldn’t do it?  are you sure he’s not available?  do you think ADD is inherited?”
“you killed the joke.”

fun ensued at zap-zone with go-carts and laser tag.  we finished the evening watching shoot em up.

awesome bachelor party.  glad i had a hand in planning it.  it was fairly tame so pictures were safe.

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beginning of the second act, in the land of sugarplum fairy.  seats weren’t bad.  sound was incredible.

cell phone picture

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spike & mikes twisted animation festival again


it’s that time of year.  you know the event.  you know the place.

when are we going? not the 26th or 27th for us.  1/1 maybe?  maybe twice because of the size of our group?

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